Discovery Days at York Street offer a unique mix of garden exploration, guided activities and self-guided activities. Groups can visit a variety of guided and self-guided stations throughout the Gardens at their own pace. At each station there is an activity related to the theme of the Discovery Day. In between stations, groups are encouraged to explore the Gardens on their own. Please note that the Mordecai Children’s Garden is not open to school groups during Discovery Days.

Reservations
Scheduling begins on Aug. 1, 2018 for the entire school year. Once your reservation is submitted, you will receive a confirmation email. Please be sure to read all confirmation material to best prepare for your field trip.

Cost
Discovery Days cost $3.50 per student for schools within the SCFD, $5.50 per student for schools outside the SCFD. One adult chaperone (parent or teacher) for every five students is admitted free of charge. Extra adults must pay $7 each, no exceptions.

Pre-payment for all school group visits
We require advance payment for school group visits. Final payment is due one week before the program. Additional children or chaperones will result in additional cost the day of the program. Bringing fewer students does not result in a refund because we must prepare for your full number of students.

You may pay via check or credit card.

  • When paying by check please make the check out to Denver Botanic Gardens. You may mail it to 909 York Street, Denver, CO 80206; Attn: school programs.
  • When making payment by credit card please call our resource center at 720-865-3500. 

Cancellation and Rescheduling
Cancellations with less than one week’s notice are non-refundable. If you must reschedule or make other changes, please do so as early as possible because our dates often fill.

Plant Discovery Day (Grades K-3)

Explore the world of plants, how they grow and how people use them. Activity stations provide a variety of hands-on guided and self-guided activities about the basics of plants.

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens at York Street

When: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., offered on select days throughout the school year. Schools from any district can register for any date.
September 2018
Tuesday, Sept. 25
Wednesday, Sept. 26
Thursday, Sept. 27
Friday, Sept. 28
April 2019
Tuesday, April 16
Wednesday, April 17
Thursday, April 18
Friday, April 19
May 2019
Monday, May 13
Tuesday, May 14
Wednesday, May 15
Thursday, May 16
Friday, May 17

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Science Inquiry Stations (Grades 6-8)

Experience the science of gardening. Students engage in science practices to explore natural phenomenon through facilitated activity stations.

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens at York Street

When: 10 a.m. – noon, offered on select days throughout the school year. Schools from any district can register for any date.
Friday, Sept. 21
Friday, Oct. 19
Thursday, Nov. 8
Thursday, Dec. 6
Friday, March 8
Friday, April 5

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